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noun [countable] amount pronunciation in British English /əˈmaʊnt/
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  1. a quantity of something
    You only need a small amount.
    amount of: A computer can store a vast amount of information.
    A certain amount of stress can be a good thing.
    1. a.
      a quantity of money
      This amount should be paid within two weeks.
    2. b.
      informal a number of things. Many people consider this use to be incorrect
      The call centre handles a huge amount of complaints every day.




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